Rosetta glimpses its own shadow on comet 67P

March 4, 2015 1:35 AM

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The sharp-eyed science camera on Europe’s Rosetta comet orbiter caught a view of the probe’s fuzzy shadow when controllers guided the spacecraft just a few miles over its subject’s nucleus last month.

The OSIRIS camera was snapping away when spacecraft swooped in for the close brush with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the tiny oddball world being explored for the first time by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission.

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